Laszlo Barta, ‘Gargantua’, 1934, Sylvan Cole Gallery

Rabelais, François.
Gargantua.
Fontenay-aux-Roses: Editions de la Cigogne, 1934.

A stunning edition of Gargantua, with 41 powerful original etchings (with aquatint) by Laszlo Barta.

Edition limited to 218 copies, of which this is one of 160 numbered copies beautifully printed on fine Rives wove paper.

From the collection of Romain Roels, the leading Belgian collector of modern illustrated books.

Folio. FINELY BOUND IN FULL REDDISH BROWN MOROCCO WITH GREEN-GRAY MOROCCO DOUBLURES. Title on spine in palladium. Original wraps and spine bound in. Top edge gilt (with palladium, actually), other edges uncut. Matching marbled board, morocco-lined slipcase.

FINE AND BRIGHT, WITH NO DEFECTS.

Publisher: Editions de la Cigogne

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